5MM Throat Compression variations
Compression Throats offer more front end to the attack. Great for lead or situations where the attack is more important. The 5MM Throat regulates air flow and is a major factor in the harmonic overtone color produced by our 5MM Modular Mouthpiece System. See our in-depth Throat cross reference.
"C" - bright and loud with a balance of depth and ease in upper register
"E" - extremely bright and loud, easiest in upper register
"H" - aids in upper register while remaining big and full
Not sure which size throat you need? Call us and we'll make recommendations based on your specific performing needs. 303.657.2747. Over 1200 Standard sizes in stock, ready to ship. Please allow up to 12 weeks for custom sizes.
We recommend experimenting with throats of various sizes to achieve your desired tone color for each performing situation. Smaller diameter values produce a more focused tone while medium sizes offer vibrancy and warmth and large throats minimize projection producing a pleasant cello-like velvet tone. You may experiment with any diameter variations listed as they are all regular stock items. Change Throat sizes in seconds and see for yourself how this one factor will help you fine tune air flow, color, projection and intonation.
Throat "length" letter should match the Cup "depth" letter
Understanding Size options
Throat ID - inside diameter, typically from .140 to .165
Exit ID - diameter mating the Backbore in hundredths of an inch
Length - Throat Length Letter must match Cup Depth Letter
Shape - Letter designates shape as in "C.145.20H"
B-120-20 designates the smallest diameter of .120" and an end diameter of .200" (matches Cup B, this is a small throat suitable for lead work)
F-145-21 designates the smallest diameter of .145" and an end diameter of .210" (matches Cup F, this is a medium throat suitable for all around playing)
H-170-22 designates the smallest diameter of .170" and an end diameter of .220" (matches Cup H, great for ballads and Mahler's 5th symphony)